Our staff team
Robin Hewings – Programme Director
Robin Hewings is the Programme Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness. He was drawn to the issue because of the profound ways that loneliness can affect us while also being something that many of us can relate to. Before heading up the Campaign, he led our work on policy and research, directing programmes of work on the response to Covid-19 on loneliness, the psychology of loneliness, and refreshing the Promising Approaches framework. He also led the campaign team working in with the devolved administrations and in local areas.
Mhairi Grant – Community and Stakeholder Manager
Mhairi helps organisations to connect and share their experience and research in loneliness. Her work engages a wide range of stakeholders working on the issue of loneliness to create action focused dialogue and commitment to change.
Mhairi joins the team with over 10 years’ experience in partnership development and community engagement in the charitable and not for profit sectors. Her interest in loneliness comes from her voluntary experience and her role within a community charity.
Dr Helen MacIntyre – Head of Evidence
Helen is an experienced mixed methods researcher who has worked within and beyond academia. Her recent academic work has focused on the importance of informal school contexts for children’s peer relationships, social development and wellbeing. Alongside this, she worked as Research and Learning Lead for Ageing Better in Camden, researching and writing about very practical solutions to tackling social isolation and loneliness among older people. From this combination of work, she brings a strong interest in and understanding of the importance of feeling connected, the detrimental effects of loneliness across the lifespan, and of methods for studying these issues.
Jenny Manchester – Communications Manager
Jenny Manchester has experience of managing communications for a wide variety of non-profit organisations including charities, local government and policy think-tanks. As well as working for leading charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care, she led the Press Office at the Equal Opportunities Commission and managed high profile campaigns on gender inequalities including pregnancy discrimination. Since joining the Campaign, she has led the promotion of the Campaign’s work across its communications channels and is particularly interested in using communications to raise awareness of the impact and cost of chronic loneliness on society.
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